Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Kid Version)

I was deeply saddened when I learned that Adam ‘M.C.A.’ Yauch passed away from a battle with cancer, but in death there’s always some comfort and solace when you see how that person’s life affected other people. I’m sure that MCA would be proud to see people creating more art in direct tribute to the art he created. He was truly one of the greats and I’m very fortunate to be able to say I got to see them live a few times.

This video is making the rounds and it’s well worth a look.


Me and my bandmate Greg brought NVO to the Boom Boom Room last Thursday night and opened up for our good friends One Way Station. I got some Flip cam footage that I’m definitely psyched to share…

We’re my favorite band, by the way.

Watch this: How great leaders inspire action

I’ve been feeling in a bit of a funk lately, which I think is the direct result of some seriously overwhelming levels of stress that I recently subjected myself to. And in the wake of the death of Steve Jobs earlier this week, I think a lot of people all over have been looking for new forms of inspiration in the face of such tragic loss of one of our great generational creative leaders…

This video above is great if you’re looking for a bit of inner monologue today while you decide how you want to tackle the day. “Why” is always a great question to ask yourself…

Portlandia on Media Overload

Although I don’t have cable anymore, I do a pretty good job of keeping up with the TV that matters most to me. Aside from the occasional Top Chef episode that my roommates watch, I generally keep up with three or four TV shows, all of which I can watch online. One of the newer ones to enter my repertoire is Portlandia, the new comedy on IFC featuring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. So far the episodes have a sense of quirk and utter childishness that’s really appealing to me in a show just introduced. In today’s landscape you’ve got to swing for the fences a bit if you want to get noticed, and this show nails it for me. You can watch a bunch of free clips over at Hulu and at

Two of the ones that struck home most for me thus far are the “Have You Read” video… Continue reading Portlandia on Media Overload